Marvin Mathew Culpepper1

M, (14 July 1921 - 19 December 1998)
FatherMatthew Martin Culpepper2 (c 1877 - )
MotherMinnie Mae (?)2 (c 1883 - )
DNA* Marvin has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Matthew Martin Culpepper of Dallas Co., TX. 
Birth*14 July 1921 He was born on 14 July 1921 at Springdale, Dallas Co., Arkansas.2,3 
(Son) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Theodore, Marvin and Belton was listed as a son in Matthew Martin Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Owen, Dallas Co., Arkansas.2 
Residence*July 1942 Marvin resided at Dallas Co., Arkansas, in July 1942.4 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He enlisted in Arkansas and served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(Marvin joined the U.S.Army on 09 July 1942 and received an honorable discharge at the Separation Center, Camp McCoy, Wisconsin on 29 Oct 1945, army serial # 38 208 037. He was a lineman and on 17 Nov 1942 he was sent to Canada where he worked on building the telephone line to Alaska. When he was discharged from the army he remained in Canada and became a lineman for Canadian National Telecommunications until he retired in 1986.)3,4 
Death*19 December 1998 He died at Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, on 19 December 1998 at age 77.3 
Burial*22 December 1998 His body was interred on 22 December 1998 at Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.3 

Family

Child
Last Edited15 May 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jul 2009 to Culpepper Connections from Dale Munroe Culpepper, Chilliwack BC, Canada, Phone 604-393-7016, e-mail address.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 20-16, Sheet #14-A, Page 243, No street addresses, Owen Township, Dallas Co., AR
    Home owned, No value given, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Mathew M. Culpepper, Head, M, 52, M, [email protected],  MS/GA/MS, Farmer, Gen. Farming, Vet=No
    Minnie Culpepper, Wife, F, 36, M, [email protected], MS/MS/MS, Not employed
    Thedore Culpepper, Son, M, 14, S, AR/MS/MS
    Marrion Culpepper, Son, M, 8, S, AR/MS/MS
    Belton Culpepper,  Son, M, 4, S, AR/MS/MS.
  3. E-mail written Jul 2009 -- Oct 2014 to Culpepper Connections from Dale Munroe Culpepper (s/o #49282), Chilliwack, BC, Canada, Phone 604-769-2727, e-mail address.
  4. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Marvin M Culpepper, White, Single, born 1921 in Arkansas, residing in Dallas Co., Arkansas, enlisted as a Private in the US Army on 9 Jul 1942 in Arkansas.

Belton Monroe Culpepper1,2

M, (16 December 1925 - 15 October 2006)
FatherMatthew Martin Culpepper1 (c 1877 - )
MotherMinnie Mae (?)1 (c 1883 - )
Birth*16 December 1925 Belton was born at Louann, Ouachita Co., Arkansas, on 16 December 1925.1,3 
(Son) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Theodore, Marvin and Belton was listed as a son in Matthew Martin Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Owen, Dallas Co., Arkansas.1 
Marriage*11 June 1949 He married Virginia Dale Adams at Ouachita Co., Arkansas, on 11 June 1949 at age 23.4 
Residence*2006 Belton and Virginia resided at Houston, Harris Co., Texas, in 2006.2 
Death*15 October 2006 He died at Houston, Harris Co., Texas, on 15 October 2006 at age 80.3
Obituary*17 October 2006 BELTON MONROE CULPEPPER born December 16, 1925 passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2006 surrounded by his family members. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Virginia Dale Culpepper, son Charles B. Culpepper and wife Rhonda, daughters Margaret V. Williams and husband Paul and Betty A. Douglas and husband Tom. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Kimberly Culpepper Artall and husband Dean, Melissa Culpepper and fiance Douglas Nugent, Matthew Douglas, and Joshua Douglas, and brother James Culpepper Mr. Culpepper was preceded in death by his Father Matthew Martin Culpepper, Mother Minnie Mae Culpepper and Brothers Marvin Culpepper and Theodore Culpepper. Mr. Culpepper's greatest love in his life was his wife, children and grandchildren. He was devoted to his wife and until recently was her primary care giver until his health failed him. Mr. Culpepper was born in Louann, AR but has been a resident of Pasadena since 1963. He was retired after thirty years of service from the General Services Administration. The family will receive visitors Tuesday, October 17, 2006, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pasadena Funeral Chapel. A service of celebration will be held Wednesday, October 18, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Pasadena Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemeterty. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Mr. Culpepper's name to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimers's Association.3 
Burial*18 October 2006 His body was interred on 18 October 2006 at Forest Park East Cemetery, League City, Galveston Co., Texas.3 

Family

Virginia Dale Adams (30 November 1926 - 24 August 2013)
Last Edited6 September 2013

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 20-16, Sheet #14-A, Page 243, No street addresses, Owen Township, Dallas Co., AR
    Home owned, No value given, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Mathew M. Culpepper, Head, M, 52, M, [email protected],  MS/GA/MS, Farmer, Gen. Farming, Vet=No
    Minnie Culpepper, Wife, F, 36, M, [email protected], MS/MS/MS, Not employed
    Thedore Culpepper, Son, M, 14, S, AR/MS/MS
    Marrion Culpepper, Son, M, 8, S, AR/MS/MS
    Belton Culpepper,  Son, M, 4, S, AR/MS/MS.
  2. MyFamily.com Inc., compiler, US Public Records Index, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8907&enc=1
    Belton M Culpepper (80) and Virginia D Culpepper (79), residing at 1501 Orr St, Houston, Texas 77009. 713-472-3448.
  3. The Houston Chronicle, Houston (Harris Co.), TX.
    http://www.chron.com/
    Obituary of Belton Monroe Culpepper, published 17 Oct 2006.
  4. Belton M Culpepper, 23, residing in Sparkman, Dallas, Arkansas and Virginia Dale Adams, 22, residing in Camden, Ouachita, Arkansas, married 11 Jun 1949 in Ouachita Co., Arkansas
    Page: 626, Film Number: 2020527, Digital Folder Number: 004329536, Image Number: 01070
    Source: "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NMR3-VBM : accessed 16 July 2012), Belton M Culpepper, 1949.

Robert Ford Culpepper1,2

M, (27 May 1912 - 9 February 1988)
FatherJames Lee Culpepper1 (Jul 1868 - 20 Sep 1934)
MotherAnna Blanche Hashall1 (Jan 1875 - 2 Apr 1956)
DNA* Robert has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*27 May 1912 He was born on 27 May 1912 at Arkansas.1,3 
(Son) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Robert was listed as a son in James Lee Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Fordyce, Dallas Co., Arkansas.1 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in California.3 
Marriage*say 1938 He married Helen Henderson say 1938.4 
Divorce*July 1973 He and Helen Henderson were divorced in July 1973 at Sacramento Co., California.5 
Death*9 February 1988 He died at Mission Viejo, Orange Co., California, on 9 February 1988 at age 75.3,2 

Family

Helen Henderson (18 February 1915 - 23 March 2004)
Child
Last Edited29 September 2010

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 20-5, Sheet #8-B, 400 E. Third St., Fordyce, Dallas Co., AR
    Home owned, Value=$5000, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    James L. Culpepper, Head, M, 61, M, [email protected], AR/SC/AL, Proprietor, Grocery Store, Vet=No
    Blanche Culpepper, Wife, F, 51, M, [email protected], MS/US/AR, Not employed
    Robert F. Culpepper, Son, M, 17, S, AR /AR/MS.
  2. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180
    Robert Ford Culpepper
    Social Security #: 547031945
    Sex: Male
    Birth Date: 27 May 1912
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Death Date: 9 Feb 1988
    Death Place: Orange
    Mother's Maiden Name: Hoshel.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  4. Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA.
    http://www.sacbee.com/
    Obituary for Helen Culpepper Dedman, 26 Mar 2004.
  5. Center for Health Statistics / California Department of Health Services / Sacramento CA, compiler, California Divorce Index, 1966-1984, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2007.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1141
    Robert F Culpepper and Helen Henderson divorced in Sacramento Co., CA in Jul 1973.
  6. Center for Health Statistics / California Department of Health Services, compiler, California Birth Records, 1905-1995, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247
    Sacramento Co., CA Births, Mother's maiden name: Henderson
    Roberta Lee Culpepper, 14 Sep 1940, F
    Nancy Jean Culpepper, 04 Jan 1942, F
    Erle Thomas Culpepper, 15 May 1947, M
    Carol Margaret Culpepper, 31 Dec 1949, F.

Ethyl Jean Culpepper1,2

F, (circa 1926 - 4 January 2005)
FatherClaude W. Culpepper1 (4 Feb 1904 - Aug 1971)
MotherLillie M. Harris1 (3 Aug 1904 - 22 Nov 1980)
Birth*circa 1926 She was born circa 1926 at Arkansas.1 
(Daughter) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Ethyl was listed as a daughter in Claude W. Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Redland, Hempstead Co., Arkansas.1 
Death*4 January 2005 She died at Rogue River, Jackson Co., Oregon, on 4 January 2005.2 
Last Edited1 October 2007

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 29-22, Sheet #2-B, No street addresses, Redland, Hempstead Co., AR
    Home rented, No value given, Radio=blank, Farm=Yes
    Claude Culpepper, Head, M, 26, M, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Farmer, Vet=No
    Lillie Culpepper, Wife, F, 25, M, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Not employed
    Ethyl J. Culpepper, Dau, F, 3, S, AR/AR/AR.
  2. E-mail written Oct 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Sandra Mendez, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/TreeInfo.aspx?tid=703174&pg=0, e-mail address.

George Stephens1

M, (circa 1862 - )
Birth*circa 1862 He was born circa 1862 at Arkansas.1 
Marriage*circa 1889 He married Sallie (?) circa 1889.1 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Redland, Hempstead Co., Arkansas.1 

Family

Sallie (?) (circa 1864 - )
Child
Last Edited14 March 2004

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 29-22, Sheet #8A, Page 249, No street addresses, Redland, Hempstead Co., AR
    Home =$1000, Radio=blank, Farm=Yes
    George Stephens, Head, M, 67, M, [email protected], AR/GA/MS, Farmer
    Sallie Stephens, Wife, M, 65, M, [email protected], TN/TN/TN
    And in the same home:
    Louis Culpepper, Head, M, 36, M, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Farmer, Vet=No
    Bertie Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, M, [email protected], AR/AR/TN, Not employed
    Larene Culpepper, Dau, F, 4, S, AR/AR/AR.

Sallie (?)1

F, (circa 1864 - )
Birth*circa 1864 She was born circa 1864 at Tennessee.1 
Marriage*circa 1889 She married George Stephens circa 1889.1 
Married Namecirca 1889  As of circa 1889, her married name was Stephens.1 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Sallie was listed as George Stephens's wife on the 1930 Census at Redland, Hempstead Co., Arkansas.1 

Family

George Stephens (circa 1862 - )
Child
Last Edited14 March 2004

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 29-22, Sheet #8A, Page 249, No street addresses, Redland, Hempstead Co., AR
    Home =$1000, Radio=blank, Farm=Yes
    George Stephens, Head, M, 67, M, [email protected], AR/GA/MS, Farmer
    Sallie Stephens, Wife, M, 65, M, [email protected], TN/TN/TN
    And in the same home:
    Louis Culpepper, Head, M, 36, M, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Farmer, Vet=No
    Bertie Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, M, [email protected], AR/AR/TN, Not employed
    Larene Culpepper, Dau, F, 4, S, AR/AR/AR.

Edgar H. Stone1

M, (3 February 1888 - 9 January 1980)
Birth*3 February 1888 He was born on 3 February 1888 at Arkansas.1,2 
Marriage*circa 1907 He married Bessie B. (?) circa 1907.1 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Edgar was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Niven, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.1 
Death*9 January 1980 He died on 9 January 1980 at age 91.2 
Burial*circa 12 January 1980 His body was interred circa 12 January 1980 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.2 

Family

Bessie B. (?) (12 November 1889 - 9 March 1984)
Children
Last Edited25 July 2012

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 35-18, Sheet #6-A, Page 174, Niven, Jefferson Co., AR
    Owns Home, Radio=Y, Farm=Y
    Edgar H. Stone, Head, 42, M, [email protected], AR/MS/AR, Dairy Farm Mgr, Vet=N
    Bessie B. Stone, Wife, 40, M, [email protected], AR/MS/AR
    + Six Stone children
    + the family below, the wife of which appears to be a daughter of the above
    Gordon Culpepper, Head, M, 18, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Dairy Farm Laborer, Vet=No
    Nattilee Culpepper, Wife, F, 19, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Not employed
    Gordon Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 1/12, AR/AR/AR.
  2. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Edgar H. Stone, Feb. 3, 1888 - Jan. 9, 1980
    Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, USA
    Find A Grave Memorial# 21060320.

Bessie B. (?)1

F, (12 November 1889 - 9 March 1984)
Birth*12 November 1889 She was born on 12 November 1889 at Arkansas.1,2 
Marriage*circa 1907 She married Edgar H. Stone circa 1907.1 
Married Namecirca 1907  As of circa 1907, her married name was Stone.1 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Bessie was listed as Edgar H. Stone's wife on the 1930 Census at Niven, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.1 
Death*9 March 1984 She died on 9 March 1984 at age 94.2 
Burial*circa 12 March 1984 Her body was interred circa 12 March 1984 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.2 

Family

Edgar H. Stone (3 February 1888 - 9 January 1980)
Children
Last Edited25 July 2012

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 35-18, Sheet #6-A, Page 174, Niven, Jefferson Co., AR
    Owns Home, Radio=Y, Farm=Y
    Edgar H. Stone, Head, 42, M, [email protected], AR/MS/AR, Dairy Farm Mgr, Vet=N
    Bessie B. Stone, Wife, 40, M, [email protected], AR/MS/AR
    + Six Stone children
    + the family below, the wife of which appears to be a daughter of the above
    Gordon Culpepper, Head, M, 18, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Dairy Farm Laborer, Vet=No
    Nattilee Culpepper, Wife, F, 19, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Not employed
    Gordon Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 1/12, AR/AR/AR.
  2. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Bessie B. Stone, Nov. 12, 1889 - Mar. 9, 1984
    Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, USA
    Find A Grave Memorial# 21060306.

Natalie Stone1

F, (9 December 1910 - 19 October 1990)
FatherEdgar H. Stone2 (3 Feb 1888 - 9 Jan 1980)
MotherBessie B. (?)2 (12 Nov 1889 - 9 Mar 1984)
Birth*9 December 1910 She was born on 9 December 1910 at Arkansas.2,1 
Marriage*circa 1928 She married James Gordon Culpepper at Jefferson Co., Arkansas, circa 1928.2 
Married Namecirca 1928  As of circa 1928, her married name was Culpepper.2 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Natalie was listed as James Gordon Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Niven, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.2 
Death*19 October 1990 She died on 19 October 1990 at age 79.1 
Burial*circa 23 October 1990 Her body was interred circa 23 October 1990 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.1 

Family

James Gordon Culpepper (28 October 1911 - 8 December 2002)
Last Edited25 July 2012

Citations

  1. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Natalie Stone Culpepper, Dec. 9, 1910 - Oct. 19, 1990
    Married James Gordon Culpepper, Sr., May 16, 1929
    Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, USA
    Find A Grave Memorial# 16193711.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 35-18, Sheet #6-A, Page 174, Niven, Jefferson Co., AR
    Owns Home, Radio=Y, Farm=Y
    Edgar H. Stone, Head, 42, M, [email protected], AR/MS/AR, Dairy Farm Mgr, Vet=N
    Bessie B. Stone, Wife, 40, M, [email protected], AR/MS/AR
    + Six Stone children
    + the family below, the wife of which appears to be a daughter of the above
    Gordon Culpepper, Head, M, 18, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Dairy Farm Laborer, Vet=No
    Nattilee Culpepper, Wife, F, 19, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Not employed
    Gordon Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 1/12, AR/AR/AR.

Ruby (?)1

F, (circa 1908 - )
Birth*circa 1908 She was born circa 1908 at Arkansas.1 
Married Namecirca 1928  As of circa 1928, her married name was Culpepper.1 
Marriage*circa 1928 She married Elmer A. Culpepper circa 1928.1 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Ruby was listed as Elmer A. Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.1 

Family

Elmer A. Culpepper (circa 1903 - )
Last Edited15 March 2004

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 35-36, Sheet #2-A, Page 43, 714 Georgia St., Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR
    Home rented, Amount=$13, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Elmer Culpepper, Head, M, 26, M, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Manager, Furniture Store, Vet=No
    Rube Culpepper, Wife, F, 21, M, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Not employed.

Bernard U. Alderson1

M, (circa 1869 - )
Birth*circa 1869 He was born circa 1869 at Arkansas.1 
Marriage*after 1911 He married Donna Belle Martin at Arkansas after 1911.1 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Bernard was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.1 

Family

Donna Belle Martin (1 September 1878 - 5 February 1942)
Last Edited15 March 2004

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 35-41, Sheet 7-B, 406 W 4th Ave., Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR
    Rent=$25, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Bernard U. Alderson, Head, M, 63, M [email protected], AR/US/US, Carpentry foreman at lumber mill
    Donnie B. Alderson, Wife, F, 51, M, [email protected], AR/MS/MS
    Frank M. Culpepper, Step-son, M, 24, Sng, AR/AR/AR, RR Yard Clerk.

Frank M. Culpepper of Jefferson Co., AR1

M, (circa 1906 - )
MotherIda Jewel Bradley1 (19 Nov 1892 - 18 Apr 1976)
Birth*circa 1906 He was born circa 1906 at Arkansas.1 
Research note* The ancestry of Frank is unknown. If you can identify him, please contact Warren Culpepper.2 
(step-son) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Frank was listed as a step-son in John Hurlston Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.1 
Last Edited10 October 2004

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 35-41, Sheet #12-B, 604 W. Second Ave., Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR
    Home owned, Value $6500, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    J. Hurley Culpepper, Head, M, 38, M, [email protected], AR/TX/AR, Retail Shoe Salesman, Vet=No
    Jewel Culpepper, Wife, F, 37, M, [email protected], AR/KS/MO, Stenographer, County Official
    Hugo H. Culpepper, Son, M, 17, S, AR/AR/AR
    Wanda Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, S, AR/AR/AR
    Frank M. Culpepper, Stepson, M, 24, S, AR/AR/AR.
  2. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Donald Chesley Culpepper1

M, (9 January 1948 - 4 August 2010)
FatherAshley Fletcher Culpepper1 (22 Oct 1918 - 28 May 1980)
MotherMyrtice Hobbs2 (17 Nov 1922 - 24 Jun 2009)
Name Variation He was also known as Donnie.3 
Birth*9 January 1948 He was born on 9 January 1948 at Ocilla, Irwin Co., Georgia.1,3,4 
Death*4 August 2010 He died at Tifton, Tift Co., Georgia, on 4 August 2010 at age 62.2 
Obituary*6 August 2010 SYLVESTER — Donald Chesley “Donnie” Culpepper, 62, of Sylvester died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010 at Tift Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. James Chambers and Gene Black officiating. Burial will follow at Red Oak Cemetery. Mr. Culpepper has been taken to his residence at 1947 Highway 112 North, Poulan, where the family will receive friends.
     Mr. Culpepper was born Jan. 9, 1948 to the late Ashley Fletcher Culpepper and the late Myrtice Hobbs Culpepper in Ocilla. He had lived in Worth County since 1971 and was the co-owner of D&D Acoustics. He enjoyed roping and was a member of Tifton Roping Association. Donnie loved his family and was very much an outdoorsman and believed in helping his neighbors.
     He is survived by his wife, Deborah Aultman Culpepper of Sylvester; son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Misty Culpepper of Ashburn; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Fred Tison of Doles; grandchildren, Randi Tison Hendley (Billy), Katie, Jared and Jace Tison, Alex, Braxton and Tresley Culpepper; one great-grandchild, Cully Hendley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Jerolyn Culpepper of Enigma and Danny and Kay Culpepper of Sylvester; sisters and brother-in-law, Barbara Oliver of Sylvester and Darlene and Myron Harper of Alapaha and Connie Watson of Sylvester.
     Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester is in charge of arrangements.4 
Burial*7 August 2010 His body was interred on 7 August 2010 at Red Oak Church Cemetery, Doles, Worth Co., Georgia.2 
Biography*21 August 2010 Your Opinion: A cowboy's last ride
     If you were in the area around Northside Baptist Church late Saturday afternoon, August 7th, you may have noticed a unique sight. A horse drawn carriage led a lengthy funeral procession fit for a dignitary or great leader. The only ones I’ve seen similar were on television at the funerals of the late John F. Kennedy and Princess Diana. But this carriage ride wasn’t meant for royalty or anyone famous. It was the last ride for a simple, everyday cowboy named Donnie Culpepper.
     Donnie passed away Wednesday, August 4, with his family and closest friends by his side. It was probably the only time many of them have ever seen him sick and dependent upon the care of others. Many describe him as the toughest man they knew, never staying out of work because he was too tired or sick, and always pushing others to do their best in everything.
     He was a man known for his love of horses and rodeos, and for mentoring many young cowboys around South Georgia. He taught them to rope and ride, but more importantly, he taught them about the game of life. Justin Cooper was one of those fortunate enough to learn from this great teacher.
     “All the money, belt buckles, and saddles I’ve ever won in my career, I owe to Donnie,” said Cooper. “But it wasn’t always just about horses. I could talk to him about anything, from finances to personal stuff, and he always knew the right thing to do.”
     While Donnie enjoyed roping with everyone, two close to his heart were his son, Brad, and grandson, Braxton. Brad was only 12 years old when he won his first team roping competition with his Daddy, and now Braxton, age 9, has already won his first belt buckle with both his Dad and his Papa.
     Friends and family gathered to say goodbye to Donnie at Northside on Saturday, August 7. Rather than a funeral, it was more like a celebration of life and a tribute to a true cowboy. His children and grandchildren shared special memories of his life and legacy. His grandson, Jace Tison, called him fearless, and told of the many lessons his Papa taught him.
     Another grandson, Jared Tison, shared memories of how strong his Papa was, and how he could kill wasps by grabbing the whole nest with his bare hand.
     Everyone who shared their thoughts had a common theme. While he may have seemed tough as nails on the outside, Donnie had a heart of gold and could always make you smile and laugh, even on the worst of days.
     Leading his Daddy's beloved horse, Brick, Brad Culpepper led the way for the horse drawn carriage to Donnie’s final resting place in Red Oak Cemetery. His boots were turned backwards in the stirrups of his worn saddle, a gesture that symbolizes a fallen cowboy. Many people at the service said it was the most unique funeral they’d ever attended. That surely would have made this cowboy proud.
     Donnie Culpepper lived the kind of life you want to tell future generations about. I remember a high school English project that required me to video tape a grandparent talking about childhood memories of their favorite relative. My grandpa talked about a hardworking uncle who was full of adventure and lived life to the fullest. For me, Uncle Donnie is that relative. I can’t wait to share my memories of him with my children and grandchildren. We will all miss him so much.

Ashley Daniel.5 
Last Edited16 October 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2004 - 2010 to Warren Culpepper from Kimberly Susian 'Kim' Culpepper Tison (#49297), Sylvester, Georgia, e-mail address (Oct 2010).
    E-mail to Warren Culpepper, 15 Mar 2004.
  2. E-mail written 2004 - 2010 to Warren Culpepper from Kimberly Susian 'Kim' Culpepper Tison (#49297), Sylvester, Georgia, e-mail address (Oct 2010).
  3. The Tifton Gazette, Tifton, GA.
    http://www.tiftongazette.com/
    Obituary of Myrtice Hobbs Culpepper (#54451), published 27 Jun 2009.
  4. The Tifton Gazette, Tifton, GA.
    http://www.tiftongazette.com/
    Obituary of Donald Chesley “Donnie” Culpepper (#49296), published 6 Aug 2010.
  5. The Tifton Gazette, Tifton, GA.
    http://www.tiftongazette.com/
    Ashley Daniel, "Your Opinion: A cowboys last ride", published 21 Aug 2010.

Elsie Culpepper1

F, (circa 1924 - say 1932)
FatherJames Franklin Culpepper1 (25 Nov 1882 - 15 Feb 1962)
MotherLula Milhollen1 (c 1885 - b 1930)
Birth*circa 1924 She was born circa 1924.1 
(Daughter) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Lula, Ellen, Ava and Elsie was listed as a daughter in James Franklin Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Owen, Lincoln Co., Arkansas.1 
Death*say 1932 She died say 1932
"She died as a young child."2 
Last Edited30 August 2008

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 40-19, Sheet #4-B, Line 93, and Page 171, Sheet #5-B, Line 1, Owen, Lincoln Co., AR
    Home owned, Value not given, Radio=blank, Farm=Yes
    J. F. Culpepper, Head, M, 47, Wid, [email protected], AR/SC/MS, Farmer, Vet=No
    Mae Culpepper, Dau, 18, AR/AR/AR, Not employed
    Ellen Culpepper, Dau, 17, AR/AR/AR
    David Culpepper, Son, 13, AR/AR/AR, Laborer, Farm
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, AR/AR/AR, Laborer, Farm
    Nell Culpepper, Dau, 9, AR/AR/AR
    Ruth Culpepper, Dau, 8, AR/AR/AR
    Elsie Culpepper, Dau, 5, AR/AR/AR
    Mildred Culpepper, Dau, 3, AR/AR/AR.
  2. E-mail written 26 Aug 2008 to Culpepper Connections from Virginia Durden Agerton (#59370), e-mail address (Nov 2008).

Hazel Beatrice Culpepper1

F, (16 August 1919 - 27 September 1978)
FatherWendell Dwight Culpepper1 (28 Dec 1899 - 9 Sep 1983)
MotherBeatrice E. Taylor1 (24 Dec 1902 - 28 Sep 1990)
Birth*16 August 1919 She was born on 16 August 1919 at Owen, Lincoln Co., Arkansas.2 
(Daughter) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Hazel and Shirley was listed as a daughter in Wendell Dwight Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Owen, Lincoln Co., Arkansas.1 
Married Namesay 1937  As of say 1937, her married name was Searcy.2 
Marriage*say 1937 She married William Charles Searcy say 1937. This couple had three sons:

James Wendell Searcy
Born 1940 at home on the Mack Mead place near Cornerville , Mill Creek township, Lincoln County, Arkansas

Bill Tom Searcy
Born at home in 1942 at Palmyra, Arkansas

Danny Douglas Searcy
Born in 1944 at home during the war. Dad was in the Army in Europe at the time. Before he left for the Army he built a one room building on Grandpa Wendell place near Palmyra..2,3 
SSN*1956 Her Social Security Number was issued in 1956 in Arkansas.4 
Death*27 September 1978 She died at Star City, Lincoln Co., Arkansas, on 27 September 1978 at age 59.2,4 

Family

William Charles Searcy (27 August 1916 - 28 August 2006)
Last Edited23 December 2014

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 40-19, Sheet #8-A, Page 174, Line 13, Owen, Lincoln Co., AR
    Home owned, Value $500, Radio=blank, Farm=Yes
    Wendell D. Culpepper, Head, M, 30, M, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Farmer, Vet=No
    Beatrice Culpepper, Wife, F, 27, M, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Not employed
    Hazel Culpepper, Dau, F, 10, AR/AR/AR
    Lavern Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, AR/AR/AR.
  2. E-mail written 2005-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Samie Dwight 'Sam' Culpepper (#51943), Macon, Georgia, e-mail address.
  3. E-mail written Dec 2014 to Lew Griffin from James Wendell Searcy, e-mail address.
  4. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Shirley Laverne Culpepper1

F, (7 October 1922 - 21 February 2007)
FatherWendell Dwight Culpepper2 (28 Dec 1899 - 9 Sep 1983)
MotherBeatrice E. Taylor2 (24 Dec 1902 - 28 Sep 1990)
Birth*7 October 1922 She was born on 7 October 1922 at Owen, Lincoln Co., Arkansas.3,4 
(Daughter) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Hazel and Shirley was listed as a daughter in Wendell Dwight Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Owen, Lincoln Co., Arkansas.2 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Illinois.4 
Married Namesay 1941  As of say 1941, her married name was Weatherford.1 
Marriage*say 1941 She married Homer Weatherford say 1941. Homer and Shirley had a daughter: Susan Weatherford Ashcroft.1 
Death*21 February 2007 She died at Star City, Lincoln Co., Arkansas, on 21 February 2007 at age 84.1,4 
Burial*circa 24 February 2007 Her body was interred circa 24 February 2007 at Shady Grove Cemetery, Lincoln Co., Arkansas.1 

Family

Homer Weatherford (say 1920 - )
Last Edited1 July 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2005-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Samie Dwight 'Sam' Culpepper (#51943), Macon, Georgia, e-mail address.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 40-19, Sheet #8-A, Page 174, Line 13, Owen, Lincoln Co., AR
    Home owned, Value $500, Radio=blank, Farm=Yes
    Wendell D. Culpepper, Head, M, 30, M, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Farmer, Vet=No
    Beatrice Culpepper, Wife, F, 27, M, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Not employed
    Hazel Culpepper, Dau, F, 10, AR/AR/AR
    Lavern Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, AR/AR/AR.
  3. E-mail written 30 Jun 2008 to Culpepper Connections from Susan Weatherford Ashcroft, e-mail address.
  4. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Lawrence B. Culpepper1

M, (circa 1899 - 16 October 1930)
FatherCary P. Culpepper1 (Jul 1871 - bt 1901 - 1910)
MotherMaggie M. (?)1 (Feb 1873 - )
Birth*circa 1899 He was born circa 1899 at Arkansas.2 
(Son) 1910 Census15 April 1910 John, Joseph, Lawrence and Carrol was listed as a son in Maggie M. (?)'s household on the 1910 Census at Gum Woods, Lonoke Co., Arkansas.3 
Marriage*circa 1920 He married Mattie Pearl Hughes at Arkansas circa 1920.2 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Lawrence was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Gum Woods, Lonoke Co., Arkansas.2 
Death*16 October 1930 He died at Arkansas Co., Arkansas, on 16 October 1930.4 
Biography* Lawrence was robbed and murdered on Oct. 16, 1930 and his widow, Mattie did not remarry and raised their 3 children during the depression by herself.1 

Family

Mattie Pearl Hughes (26 November 1901 - 25 December 1983)
Last Edited21 July 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 20 Jul 2012 to Warren L. Culpepper from Henry 'Hank' Crowe (wife is gd/o #49302), e-mail address.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 43-19, Sheet #26-B/27-A, Line 98, Gum Woods, Lonoke Co., AR
    Home owned, Value not shown, Radio=blank, Farm=Yes
    Larence B. Culpepper, Head, M, 30, M, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Farmer, Vet=No
    Mattie C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 28, M, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Not employed
    James O. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, AR/AR/AR
    Maxine Culpepper, Dau, F, 3, AR/AR/AR
    Mary B. Culpepper, Dau, F, 1, AR/AR/AR.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 14, Sheet 33B, Pg 135B, Gum Woods, Loanoke Co., AR (28 Apr 1910)
    Maggie Culpepper, Head, F, W, 38, WD, Ch 6/6, AR AL AR, Operator-__Farm?
    Cleveland Culpepper, Son, M, W, 17, S, AR AL AR
    Eva Culpepper, Dau, F, W, 15, S, AR AL AR
    Ola Culpepper, Dau, 14, S, AR AR AR
    Homer Culpepper, Son, M, W, 12, S, AR AR AR
    Lawrence Culpepper, Son, M, W, 10, S, AR AR AR
    Carrol Culpepper, Son, M, W, 6, S, AR AR AR.
  4. Arkansas Death Index Books, 1914 -- 1948.

Mattie Pearl Hughes1

F, (26 November 1901 - 25 December 1983)
Birth*26 November 1901 She was born on 26 November 1901 at Arkansas. Daughter of J. R. Hughes & Paralee P. Kelley.2 
Marriage*circa 1920 She married Lawrence B. Culpepper at Arkansas circa 1920.3 
Married Namecirca 1920  As of circa 1920, her married name was Culpepper.3 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Mattie was listed as Lawrence B. Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Gum Woods, Lonoke Co., Arkansas.3 
Biography* Lawrence was robbed and murdered on Oct. 16, 1930 and his widow, Mattie did not remarry and raised their 3 children during the depression by herself.4 
Death*25 December 1983 She died at Lonoke Co., Arkansas, on 25 December 1983 at age 82.2 
Burial*say 29 December 1983 Her body was interred say 29 December 1983 at Hendricks Cemetery, Lonoke Co., Arkansas.2 

Family

Lawrence B. Culpepper (circa 1899 - 16 October 1930)
Last Edited28 July 2016

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jul 2016 to Lew Griffin from Steve Fisher, e-mail address.
  2. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Find A Grave Memorial# 37534546.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 43-19, Sheet #26-B/27-A, Line 98, Gum Woods, Lonoke Co., AR
    Home owned, Value not shown, Radio=blank, Farm=Yes
    Larence B. Culpepper, Head, M, 30, M, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Farmer, Vet=No
    Mattie C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 28, M, [email protected], AR/AR/AR, Not employed
    James O. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, AR/AR/AR
    Maxine Culpepper, Dau, F, 3, AR/AR/AR
    Mary B. Culpepper, Dau, F, 1, AR/AR/AR.
  4. E-mail written 20 Jul 2012 to Warren L. Culpepper from Henry 'Hank' Crowe (wife is gd/o #49302), e-mail address.

Gertrude E. Greeny1,2

F, (25 December 1903 - 17 January 1989)
Birth*25 December 1903 She was born on 25 December 1903 at Texas.3,2 
Marriage*8 August 1925 She married Marion Archie Culpepper at Camp Co., Texas, on 8 August 1925 at age 21.3,1 
Married Name8 August 1925  As of 8 August 1925, her married name was Culpepper.3,1 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Gertrude was listed as Marion Archie Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Louann, Ouachita Co., Arkansas.3 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Arkansas.2 
Death*17 January 1989 She died at Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, on 17 January 1989 at age 85.2 

Family

Marion Archie Culpepper (13 May 1897 - )
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited24 October 2006

Citations

  1. M. A. Culpepper and Gertrude Greeny, 8 Aug 1925 in Camp Co., TX, Book 7, p. 493.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 52-27, Sheet #3-B, Line 98, Washington Township, Louann, Ouachita Co., AR
    Home rented, Amount=$8, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Marion A. Culpepper, Head, M, 32, M, md @26, TX/TX/TX, Barber, Ind., Vet=WW
    Gertrude Culpepper, Wife, F, 25, M, [email protected], TX/TX/TX, Not employed.

Roy E. Brooks

M, (15 September 1909 - 13 May 1994)
FatherDavis Johnson Brooks (17 May 1885 - 5 May 1966)
MotherAddie Lee Elliott (22 Aug 1887 - 24 Apr 1928)
Birth*15 September 1909 He was born on 15 September 1909 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.1 
Death*13 May 1994 He died at Fort Payne, DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 13 May 1994 at age 84.1 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#2)
Last Edited16 March 2004

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Thurston Ezra Brooks

M, (12 September 1911 - 29 August 2000)
FatherDavis Johnson Brooks (17 May 1885 - 5 May 1966)
MotherAddie Lee Elliott (22 Aug 1887 - 24 Apr 1928)
Birth*12 September 1911 He was born on 12 September 1911 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.1 
Marriage*1 November 1931 He married Myrtle Agnes Garner at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 1 November 1931 at age 20.2 
Death*29 August 2000 He died at DeKalb Baptist Medical Center Hospital, Fort Payne, DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 29 August 2000 at age 88.2 
Burial*say 31 August 2000 His body was interred say 31 August 2000 at Kirk Memorial Gardens, Rainsville, DeKalb Co., Alabama.2 

Family

Myrtle Agnes Garner (9 December 1912 - 29 July 1992)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#2)
Last Edited27 March 2004

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Lew Griffin from Jamie Brooks, e-mail address.

Wesley Brooks

M, (between 1913 and 1914 - )
FatherDavis Johnson Brooks (17 May 1885 - 5 May 1966)
MotherAddie Lee Elliott (22 Aug 1887 - 24 Apr 1928)
Birth*between 1913 and 1914 He was born between 1913 and 1914 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#2)
Last Edited16 March 2004

Marie Brooks

F, (between 1915 and 1916 - )
FatherDavis Johnson Brooks (17 May 1885 - 5 May 1966)
MotherAddie Lee Elliott (22 Aug 1887 - 24 Apr 1928)
Birth*between 1915 and 1916 She was born between 1915 and 1916 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#2)
Last Edited16 March 2004

Emma Lee Brooks

F, (between 1917 and 1918 - )
FatherDavis Johnson Brooks (17 May 1885 - 5 May 1966)
MotherAddie Lee Elliott (22 Aug 1887 - 24 Apr 1928)
Birth*between 1917 and 1918 She was born between 1917 and 1918 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#2)
Last Edited16 March 2004